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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Winter comes early in Alaska, so we release Alaskan Winter Ale in October. The tender new growth of spruce trees has been used for brewing in Alaska since the late 1700s when explorers sailed the coast of Alaska looking for the Northwest Passage. Alaskan Brewing revives this tradition, adding spruce tips to its Alaskan Winter Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1947) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Pours a ruddy brown kinda clear and leaves the same color body yet there is a slightly amber look to it, thin white cap of a head dies immediately, carbonation is seen rising. the aroma has lotsa cherries, lightly "spruced" malts, the taste has sweet cherries up front, spruce comes back, super light malty aftertaste, somewhat of a dry finish, its fairly easy on the palate, nothing harsh, carbonation just right on the tongue and mouth with no inconsistencies, just all around good; I say this is a pretty good old ale that I would get again

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerKurve (498) - - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Fairly clear orange color with moderate carbonation, filmy head and soapy lacing. Aroma of molasses, caramel, grains, and mild hops. Taste has a distinct buttery caramel and grainy flavor with a distinguishable spruce/bubblegum flavoring. Body is pretty light with some mild carbonation. Its alright but Iím not really digging this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Tap. Orange/amber pour with slightly off white head. Smells of caramel, pine, hops. Taste follows with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Hoppy piney aroma, pours a clear golden hay color with thin white head that bubbles off quickly. Taste strongly of the "spruce tips" it advertises with a bit of orange. Finishes a bit flat and bitter...not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Malty cherry aroma. Dark amber in color with thin white popping head. Malty cherry start with slightly sweet dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Raisins, Mild Honey T: Raisins, Honey, Mildly Malty M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Malty Overall, I didnt get much of the spice base that is advertised and for an old ale, not much flavor to coincide with it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4334) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Iíve had this beer several times before, and never associated it as an Old Ale. Filtered orange body, frothy white head. Sweet and spicy, but clean and really well brewed, which goes along way. Doesnít really have any of the deep malty tones I associate with an Old Ale, but is a very enjoyable Winter Ale. Smooth rich golden malts, spruce and spices approaching Pumpkin beer territory. Unique, well done beer.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (312) - - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Very Hoppy offering. Has a grassy spiced flavor. The ABV is nice and will help make a hard day at work seem like a distant memory.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2115) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount Liquors into an oversized wine glass. Amber and clear with a minimal head that dissipates to nothing, no lacing. Malty and sweet with light pine and caramel. Medium body with a lingering bittersweet finish. Kind of bland and boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2083) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Wasnít expecting an old ale, but this fits nicely. The spruce combines with the hos to add a nice piney element to the orange/amber brew. Fast dissipating head, with fine, lazy carbonation. Aroma is whiskey malt and pine forest. Taste flattens out with a dull finish. No warming effect from the alcohol either. Decent, but better to be found.


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